The shifts in U.S. policy and approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Maryknoll and its international affiliates have been engaged in the struggle for peace and justice in the Middle East for many years. We support the work of Muslims, Christians, and Jews around the region who challenge of racism, political and economic inequality, military occupation, and who promote inter-religious dialogue. In Washington D.C., the Office for Global Concerns analyzes issues affecting the Middle East in its cultural and historical contexts so that U.S. citizens and law makers can make informed decisions about foreign policy and better understand this important and diverse region of the world.
The international Catholic community decries President Trump’s decision to end U.S. participation in Iran deal.
On May 14, 2018, fourteen faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy sent the following letter to Congress.
Members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy issued a statement on the latest violence at the Gaza border fence on April 12, 2018.
On December 8, 2015, eleven faith groups who are members of the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy met with the U.S. Department of State.
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In a recent letter to Congress, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) and 14 other Christian groups urged the U.S. to investigate possible human rights and weapon violations by the government of Israel.
Developments in U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine since the beginning of the Trump Administration have had a negative impact on Palestinians and the prospects for peace for Israel and Palestine.
Israeli authorities postponed the demolition of the Bedouin village Khan-al-Ahmar as Palestinians striked along the West Bank.
Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and our co-sponsoring organization for Take Courage Advocacy Summit, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, December 9th (2 to 9 p.m.) and Monday, December 10th (9:30 to 5:00 p.m.).
The event will include speakers, time for fellowship, and an opportunity to have advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill.
For more inforamation and to register, visit the CMEP website.
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) will host an advocacy summit,"Reclaiming Our Voices: Reframing the Narrative for Shared Justice in Israel and Palestine" for our 1835 network (individuals within the 18-35 age group) in Washington D.C. on January 12-14, 2018.
For more information and to register go to the CMEP website.
Ask you members of Congress to call for full restoration of humanitarian assistance for Palestinians
Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant churches, which includes the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, issued the following statement about Israel’s controversial new “Jewish nation-state” law.
Since March 30, Israeli forces have killed 118 Palestinians, including 14 children, and wounded 3,895 with live gunfire as protesters engaged in weekly demonstrations at the border fences separating Gaza and Israel.
Maryknoll Sister Jean Fallon lived and worked on mission in Japan. “Living and working in a non-Christian milieu is very different from what Missioners might expect, say, in Latin America,” Sister Jean said. “The New Testament, however, brings insights to us all that are ever-new, ever deepening our faith and ever giving life to everyone.”